Sunday, May 31, 2020

My Take On The Unrest In The U.S.



WNU Editor: This is what strikes me about the protests and riots that have engulfed a few dozen U.S. cities in the past few days.

* George Floyd was unemployed. Losing his job because of the Covid-19 shutdown. Was he receiving any benefits to make his life easier? I do not know. But he was clearly desperate enough to try and use a counterfeit $20 bill to make a purchase.

* The police conduct in his arrest was beyond horrible. That is not how professional law enforcement officers operate.

* George Floyd's autopsy report shows that he did not die from asphyxiation. Apparently other factors were involved. My guess is that the stress of being arrested and how he was arrested overwhelmed his system. This probably explains why the charge against the police officer who was caught on film kneeling on Mr. Floyd's neck was murder in the third degree.

* The mayor of Minneapolis is clearly not up to the job. He was quick to fire the four police officers involved in the death of George Floyd, but his response to the rioters was slow and uneven. He basically abandoned a good part of his city on Thursday to the rioters, and as a result many innocent business owners and civilians have now had their livelihoods destroyed. His accusations that the riots were caused by white supremacists are bizarre.

* The Governor was even more inept. Literally disappearing on Friday, thereby providing no leadership to the National Guard on what needed to be done. This lack of law-enforcement only encouraged the rioters, and to spread even more violence. Blaming the violence on outsiders was also not backed up by the evidence.

* Almost all of the riots and violence that broke out in the U.S. yesterday were in cities controlled by Democrat politicians for decades. Considering the rot and decay in many of these cities with the lack of job opportunities, coupled with the high unemployment that many are now experiencing because of the Covid-19 lockdowns. It did not take much for the situation to blow up. Throw race and feelings of inequality into the mix, and you now have a disaster.

* The attempt of some protesters to storm the White House is insane. Deadly force will be used.

* I personally never like to see important symbols or institutions destroyed or defaced. The looting and the destruction of the College Football Hall of Fame on Friday, followed last night by St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City desecrated with protest graffiti. These monsters disgust me.

* The main stream media has shown itself once again that their priority is no longer to report on the news, but to shape it. You can hear the disappointment in their voices when they were reporting on peaceful demonstrations where "nothing" was happening. They want the violence because it means ratings and recognition.

* Speaking of the main stream media (again). On all of the Sunday morning talk shows the pundits and reporters are saying that people are angry and enraged over the killing of George Floyd, inequality, police brutality, Trump, etc.. Fair enough. But I think the media is missing an even bigger story. The anger among the mass majority of Americans who do not see themselves as racists, who work hard, who obey the laws of the country, and who need to feel that their government will protect them from the mob. They are not at all happy with what they are seeing. In five months these people are going to the polls, and here is an easy prediction. If this unrest continues and the economy shows no signs of improvement in the coming months, they are going to unload on the politicians who they feel have failed them, from the municipal level straight to the country's top leaders.

Update: Some of my readers think these protests/riots will end in a few days. I am not sure. Too many people are invested in these protests to continue. The economy is fragile. Tens of millions are out of work. There is a lot of fear, anger, and desperation out there. And what is adding extra fuel to all of this is the pandemic. It is still with us, and it has no desire to disappear.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

"His accusations that the riots were caused by white supremacists are bizarre."

IMO it is not bizarre. It is straight out of Democrat central casting. Democrats have been doing this since the mid-1990s.

It is goes right along with call Republicans arch-conservatives and rightwingers. You mustn't say arch-liberal or leftwingers. They get very angry. We have seen it here o this very blog It is an abuse of terminology and reality to them. They set the rules of discourse and frame the debates setting themselves up for a cakewalk win.


The governor also made the claim of white supremicists.

"Minnesota Gov: Protesters Likely Included People From Other States and White Supremacists

The mayors of St. Paul and Minneapolis had similar comments."

- Mother Jones

www.motherjones.com/politics/2020/05/minnesota-gov-protesters-likely-included-people-from-other-states-and-white-supremacists/


Mayor Frey was just reading from the Democrat Party Catechism. He's a good boy. Maybe, when Janet Napolitano retires, they will give him that job. He's qualified. He is a nationally recognized Democrats willing to carry the water.

Anonymous said...

"The looting and the destruction of the College Football Hall of Fame on Friday"

So much for tourist dollars. Why would I want to go there now?

Riots have consequences.

Those people who worked there are now out of work permanently. Way to go Democrats.

Those workers were probably 30% to 75% African Americans and now Democrats have put them out of work.

But it is okay because Democrats care more for African Americans and they will tell you so.


www.cfbhall.com/careers/

Anonymous said...

Question

When memorabilia from College Football Hall of Fame shows up on eBay, will a Democrats District Attourney prosecute?

Anonymous said...




Did DEMOCRAT Governor Walz coordinate with the protesters to burn down Minneapolis?


Minnesota Governor’s Daughter Hope Walz Was Tweeting Out Intel to Violent Looters and Rioters Just Like Ilhan Omar’s Daughter Isra Hirsi

Dear Protesters,

HOPE all is well. HOPE you burn down lots of businesses tonight. Do not worry about the National Guard. They won't be there.

HOPE polar bear hunting goes well tonite. Do not worry about the National Guard. They won't be there.

Signed HOPE

RussInSoCal said...

Don't count on MN AG Keith Ellison being much help.


https://www.yaf.org/news/yaf-rep-keith-ellison-irresponsible-foolhardy-signal-acceptance-antifa/

Anonymous said...

Yes, I believe Keith Elison LOL, because Trump is letting African Americans out of prison that Joe Biden put there.

https://apnews.com/b59668424ae246bca00107943361ba79

"President Trump takes victory lap on criminal justice reform"


Trump worked with Kanye West and looney tunes, arch liberals and other wingnuts believe he is a fascist.

Aragon said...

Good grief

Aragon said...

Help

Anonymous said...

The protests (riots) are petering out. The black\white mix has altered dramatically in the last 14hrs.

Anonymous said...

he black\white mix has altered dramaticall"Ty in the last 14hrs."

In what direction and what wouls it mean?

Anonymous said...

The young white Antifa guys are disappearing.

Dov Sar said...

I think the blogger is correct; these riots will go on for a long, long time.

Anonymous said...

I don't think so. If WNU is right in that it is turning into a class warfare thing it will really hurt the Democratic establishment much more than any other group.

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